• I just use the baby wipe to take the fluid off before the scooting starts, but if I can use something cheap and simple like pumpkin in her diet to stop it, all the better! I'll try to remember to pick some up this payday and see if she'll eat it in her food.

    She doesn't have this problem all of the time, and usually has it worse in the winter, likely because she is indoors much more than in summer and its easier to notice indoors because its so pungent. Kandy prefers to be outside all day in summer playing with 'her sister' Sammy, the kids and the new pointer pup, Jack, or just sitting under the apple tree observing the world. If she stinks & scoots outside I would never notice.

    I'll have to get some pumpkin and try it. Whatever works! We'll know by winter anyway.

    MamaofMany


  • our 3 year old male has had anal gland issues. When he gets comfortable ,nice and cozy at night it would happen. Then its launder everything. We changed his dog food to a higher fiber and he gets rice added to it every other day . No more gland issues . It has worked great. He loves it and we love the smell free house. I don't think its all the dog food that helps because if he doesn't get the rice regularly it can happen again. So for us the cure is rice.


  • @basenji3:

    our 3 year old male has had anal gland issues. When he gets comfortable ,nice and cozy at night it would happen. Then its launder everything. We changed his dog food to a higher fiber and he gets rice added to it every other day . No more gland issues . It has worked great. He loves it and we love the smell free house. I don't think its all the dog food that helps because if he doesn't get the rice regularly it can happen again. So for us the cure is rice.

    How much rice do you add to his dog food?


  • Like I said-the more fiber the better IMO.


  • Thank you so much for all the suggestions,
    so far we have tried a diet of homemade food (some rice, ground turkey, and sliced carrots) and served it half and half with his regular dry kibble.

    we thought this should help the smell, but didnt.

    I am pretty sure he doesn't have an anal gland problem, he has never scooted across the floor, and i checked after he got up from a nap, he leaves no fluid on his bed.

    I will check his feet for a smell, thank you! i never would've thought of that! 😃

    as for the pumpkin, it is a great idea, but my puppy has recently had diarria,
    and the vet explained that it was because of a sensitive stomach, so we're not sure wheather or not to try that.

    again, thank you so much for the help, i was so suprised that so many of you took your time to answer, thank you. 😃


  • If you add rice-brown is better, AND he has no rice allergy it shouldn't bother his stomach. You shouldn't have to cook the carrots either.


  • Carrots are not always the best choice… one thing they have lots of natural sugar and can be a problem to many dogs... Brown rice is better the white...

    Did you say how old your B is?... and also impacted anal glands do not always have to leak to smell and they will not always scoot their butts....


  • Please, give the Pumpkin a try…add a little at first, but this stuff really does seem to cure a lot of issues with b's.
    Again, just my opinion.


  • I did just look and seem you have said that he was 6 1/2 month… have you checked his breath?... it is totally possible that he is still cutting teeth... could also be that there is a baby tooth that has not fallen out that is causing the smell... breath when they teeth can really be nasty.....


  • alright, i'll give pumpkin a try this weekend. 🙂

    i will also start using brown rice instead, i had'nt thought of that, so i'll use it when i make his food for the following week this weekend 😃

    its funny that you should mention that carrots are high in sugar,
    because he will actually spit out the carrots from his meal, so we picked them out of the rest of his food. 😃

    He has lost all of his puppy teeth by now, and his breath doesnt smell, other than his normal "dog breath".


  • While rice is great for easing an upset stomach the decrease in stool volume usually results in anal gland issues. If you are going to be feeding rice long term something like pumpkin or sweet potato can help to add fiber and prevent anal gland problems.


  • i never hear anyone mention that basenjis have a very distinctive odor. musky…my husband and I are very fond of that smell, especially when they first wake up. I dont know any other breed that has such a distinctive smell. the two that we had before for 18 years both had that smell and it was on their collars and leashes after they died. and now the two new ones we have smell the same way...we just assumed all basenjis smell that way. the ones at the breeders all had that smell to. 🙂


  • I think the b's when the toes are warm, smell like warm, corn chips.
    My b's sleep in the bed and when Shasta puts her feet on my pillow, that is what I think about.
    My dogs will p/u nasty smells, but mostly from rolling in items they shouldn't.
    However, I have found if you put a bar of soap down on the carpet, or one of those perfume ad things in mag, open and fresh.. my b's will roll in it like a dead carp on the beach.
    Kind of funny to watch!

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